Lek behavior as a model for multi-robot systems

Brittany A. Duncan, Patrick D. Ulam, Ronald C. Arkin

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Abstract

Lek behavior is a biological mechanism used by male birds to attract mates by forming a group. This project explores the use of a biological behavior found in many species of birds to form leks to guide the creation of groups of robots. The lek behavior provides a sound basis for multi-robot formation because it demonstrates a group of individual entities forming up around a scarce resource. This behavior can be useful to robots in many situations, with an example scenario the case in which robots were dropped via parachute into an area and then needed to form meaningful task-oriented groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2009
Pages25-32
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2009 - Guilin, China
Duration: Dec 19 2009Dec 23 2009

Publication series

Name2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2009

Other

Other2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2009
CountryChina
CityGuilin
Period12/19/0912/23/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Biomaterials

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